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1 arrested in North Lauderdale sports bar shooting

One man believed to be involved in a shooting at a North Lauderdale sports bar in September was captured in New Jersey Monday night and is expected to be extradited to South Florida. According to deputies, Shawn Fletcher, 30, shot Terrance McClendon, 41, in the lower back after getting into an altercation with him inside the Player’s Sports Bar and Grill. Deputies said McClendon accidentally bumped into Fletcher and another man at the bar while he was trying to make room for people. That’s when one of the men put McClendon in a headlock and the other one started to hit him. WATCH: Surveillance video of bar brawl Security guards eventually intervened and kicked the two men out of the bar. Deputies said the men waited for McClendon to leave and Fletcher fired at him in the parking lot. McClendon ran but was eventually shot in the back while Fletcher was chasing him. McClendon was taken to Broward Health Medical Center where he underwent surgery. Fletcher has been arrested five times in Broward County since 2010. Some of his past charges include battery, possession of cannabis, burglary and resisting arrest with violence. Deputies said they are still looking for Fletcher’s accomplice. He is described as a black man …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Breezy with more sun today

By Ken Kaye After two cloudy, cool – and at times downright chilly – days, expect to see some sun and warmer temperatures today. It also should be breezy, with gusts of more than 20 mph. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Breezy with more sun today

By Ken Kaye After two cloudy, cool – and at times downright chilly – days, expect to see some sun and warmer temperatures today. It also should be breezy, with gusts of more than 20 mph. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Breezy with more sun today

By Ken Kaye After two cloudy, cool – and at times downright chilly – days, expect to see some sun and warmer temperatures today. It also should be breezy, with gusts of more than 20 mph. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Arrest made in February killing of Pompano Beach teen

The Broward Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the February killing of a 19-year-old man who was found dead outside his Pompano Beach home. Demontae Heath, 21, is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Michael Lubitus. According to deputies, Lubitus’s body was found on the swale outside his home at Southwest Eighth Avenue and Sixth Court just after midnight on Feb. 26. His cellphone and a small amount of marijuana were found on the ground next to him. Deputies said Lubitus and Heath had an ongoing feud and believe the killing may have been the result of a botched drug-related robbery. Michael Lubitus Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Abused dogs found in Homestead to be put up for adoption

Animals that were abused at a townhouse in Homestead are now receiving the help they need at Miami-Dade Animal Services. Lazaro Ruiz, 26, is facing multiple charges after police raided his home and found many of the pit bull mixes with injuries. Some even had part of their ears cut off and were being trained how to fight. The good news is that all of the dogs and the one puppy found are expected to be OK. Animal Services officials told Local 10 News that the puppy is on antibiotics due to an ear infection because of the cropping. All are expected to be put up for adoption. Meanwhile, Ruiz is charged with animal cruelty, unlicensed practice of veterinary medicine and unlicensed sale of animals. According to police, numerous YouTube videos that Ruiz uploaded showed the dogs with their ears clipped and eating raw meat, which caught the attention of animal advocates. Detectives said they have been investigating this case since January, but hadn’t been able to track Ruiz down. “This individual’s ego and his tattoos are really what led to an arrest in this case,” said Kathy Labrada, of Miami-Dade Animal Services. “Many of the postings on Facebook and YouTube – there was no face, there …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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BSO divers discover body in canal during training exercise

A body was found inside a car in a Pompano Beach canal Wednesday. Broward Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Gina Carter said divers were performing a training exercise in the canal near North Palm Aire Drive when they discovered the submerged car. Divers discovered a body inside. No other information was immediately available. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Former Broward medical examiner takes stand in Janepsy Carballo trial

The defense started their case Wednesday in the trial of a woman accused of murdering the man she believed killed her husband. And later in the day, Janepsy Carballo is expected to take the stand in her own defense according to sources close to the case. The defense’s first witness called to the stand was Dr. Ronald Wright, the former Broward County medical examiner. Wright was under fire by the state all morning as prosecutor Abbe Rifkin discredited Wright’s background as a forensic pathologist, specifically over accusations that he botched some cause-of-death case, and over his interpretation of the six-bullet sequence that hit and killed the victim in this case. “I didn’t become an orthopedic surgeon because I sometimes have left and right confused,” Wright testified. “I’m sorry. You sometimes have left and right confused?” asked Rifkin. “Yes,” said Wright. “OK. So do you also have back and front confused sometimes?” asked Rifkin. “Rarely,” said Wright. “But I’ve been really beat upon by defense attorneys when I testified it went in the right side and it really went in the left side.” Carballo is charged with first-degree murder for killing Ilam Nissim, her husband’s business partner. The shooting happened just a month after Carballo’s husband, Orlando Mesa, and the couple’s …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Tamarac retirement community to recall 4 board members

The Mainlands 3 retirement community in Tamarac will vote on whether to recall four board members on Jan. 15. following numerous problems with the homeowner’s association. Meanwhile, petitioners are considering hiring a court monitor to oversee the process to make sure the vote is done by the books. Residents told Local 10 News the retirement community was once a quiet place, packed with retirees looking to enjoy their twilight years. But now, it has become a place where profanity-laced screaming matches are commonplace and where a violent outburst recently broke out, much of it on video. “Every day is hell in this community,” said one resident. A large number of residents gathered the necessary signatures to vote out the president and vice president, but they would not allow a vote, even refusing to hold scheduled meetings. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton makes history by signing $325 million, 13-year contract

Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton has been re-signed by the Miami Marlins to a record $325 million, 13-year contract. The team held a news conference Wednesday morning at Marlins Park formally announcing the deal. Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and other team officials joined Stanton in speaking with the media after he signed the most lucrative contract ever awarded to an American athlete and the longest in Major League Baseball history. The contract, which includes a no-trade clause, lasts through the 2027 season with a club option for 2028, but it also gives Stanton the option to opt out after six years and $107 million. IMAGES: What Does $325 Million Buy? Stanton led the National League in home runs (37), slugging percentage (.555) and total bases (299) in 2014 and finished runner-up in the NL most valuable player balloting. The 25-year-old two-time All-Star was selected by the Marlins in the second round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft and made his MLB debut in 2010. He was named to the NL All-Star team in 2012 and 2014. He holds the team record for multiple home runs in a game (13) and is tied for the all-time team record for home runs (154). Follow Local 10 Sports on Twitter @Local10Sports …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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The Bronx Wanderers Live In Aventura

The Bronx Wanderers perform live at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center on Thursday, February 19th, 2015. The concert is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. For tickets or more information click here. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Miami-Dade police searching for missing endangered teen

Miami-Dade police are searching for a missing endangered teenager. Police said Max Toney, 16, has been missing since Tuesday about 7:30 p.m. A missing person bulletin released Wednesday morning said Toney was “distressed over family matters.” While at music school, Toney wrote a note to a friend suggesting that he may try to harm himself. Anyone with information about Toney’s whereabouts is asked to call Miami-Dade police at 305-418-7200 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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John Goodman to be sentenced in DUI manslaughter retrial

A Wellington polo mogul who was found guilty for the second time in a 2010 crash that killed a recent college graduate is expected to be sentenced Wednesday. John Goodman, 51, was convicted last month of DUI manslaughter and second-degree vehicular homicide in the February 2010 death of Scott Wilson, 23. It was the second such conviction for the International Polo Club Palm Beach founder after the outcome of his 2012 trial was overturned because of juror misconduct. Prosecutors claimed Goodman was intoxicated when he crashed his Bentley into Wilson’s Hyundai in the early morning of Feb. 12, 2010, after a night of drinking. Wilson’s car plunged into a canal, where the University of Central Florida graduate drowned. Evidence during the trial showed that Goodman racked up a bar tab of about $272 in the hours before the crash and that his blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit. Goodman admitted to taking two tequila shots and having a vodka drink at the Players Club, but he denied being intoxicated. Instead, defense attorneys claimed a disoriented Goodman left the scene to find help and stumbled upon a polo player’s shed, where he drank a bottle of liquor to calm his nerves. Defense attorneys also presented testimony from …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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